Sally Deaver Murray  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1978

Born: December 14, 1933      Philadelpia, PA

Died: August 14, 1963            Ambler, PA 

Sally Deaver Murray learned to ski at age 10 while attending North Country School in Lake Placid, New York.  Her race career started after a ski vacation in Chile, South America.  While skiiing in the Andes she caught the "ski bug" and spent three seasons there under the guidance and coaching of Emile Allais, Stein Eriksen, Buddy Werner and Tom Corcoran.  Her most outstanding results came in 1956 when she won the National Women's Giant Slalom Championship and the National Women's Slalom Championship.  She again won the National Women's Giant Slalom Championship in 1957 and captained the U.S. women's team for the 1958 FIS World Alpine Championships.  She turned down a chance to be a part of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team Training Squad to marry Benjamin H. Murray.  Although she never had a serious skiing accident, it was her passion for the sport of equestrian which caused her death after being thrown from her horse while training.


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